News and events 

Latest news and forthcoming events from the School of Psychology.
 

Events

The Birmingham Brain Challenge
The Birmingham Brain Challenge
Date
06/11/2014 (09:30-17:00)
Location:
Brainbox Room
Description
How do we mature in our ability to make decisions as we go from our early twenties to retirement? Do we get wiser as we age? Stay the same as ever? Or does decision-making just get harder and harder as the bloom of youth wears off? An on-going project in Psychology at the University of Birmingham, funded by Economic and Social Research Council, is asking these questions and measuring the way thousands of people across the UK (ranging in age from 25 to 65 years) make decisions. The project is set up to allow all sorts of people to participate by downloading apps to a tablet.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Insomnia
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Insomnia
Date
07/11/2014 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This one-day workshop for practitioners working in the field of physical and/or mental health care will focus on developing the core skills and knowledge to work with people with difficulties related to insomnia. In particular, it will focus on how the struggle with sleeplessness tends to worsen the problems of insomnia, and on helping clinicians develop skills in assisting their clients to let go of this struggle.
ACT for Long-term Physical Health Conditions
ACT for Long-term Physical Health Conditions
Date
14/11/2014 (09:30-16:30)
Location:
University of Birmingham
Description
This one-day workshop will focus on developing the core skills and knowledge to work with people diagnosed with long-term physical health conditions.

 

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News

Applications invited for UK's first forensic-clinical doctorate
Applications invited for UK's first forensic-clinical doctorate
Description
Applications are being accepted for a unique doctorate that allows students to practise two branches of applied psychology.
Date:
01/04/2014
Letter published in the journal Brain in reply to a study that gathered media attention
Description
Steven Gillespie (University of Birmingham, pictured top), Joseph McCleery (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, pictured middle) and Lindsay Oberman (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, pictured bottom) have recently had a letter published in the journal Brain, commenting on differences in empathic functioning between individuals with psychopathy and autism.
Date:
24/03/2014
New international network and website dedicated to the subject of family members and addiction
Description
The newly established Addiction and the Family International Network (AFINet) will build upon the work of the Addiction, Drugs and the Family (ADF UK) group to create a global membership network. ADF UK consists of a number of academics/clinicians who collaborate on undertaking research in this field and in attempting to raise the profile of this neglected area of research and practice.
Date:
13/03/2014
Six million Euros awarded to research project investigating conduct disorder in adolescent females
Description
FemNAT-CD, an international research project funded by the European Commission and endorsed by the World Health Organisation will investigate the neurobiological and environmental factors implicated in female conduct disorder, a psychiatric condition that is characterized by severe antisocial and aggressive behaviour. Several universities across Europe will collaborate, and the University of Birmingham is one of two sites primarily responsible for the collection of neuroimaging data.
Date:
13/03/2014
Call for participants: study into conduct disorder in adolescent females
Description
We are currently recruiting participants, males and females age 9-18 with and without behavioural problems. Compensation will be provided and our schedule is flexible. If you are a parent or affiliated with a school nearby and would like to be involved, please contact us.
Date:
04/03/2014
Birmingham psychologists present at prestigious forensic science conference
Description
During a trip to South Africa on a C-LINK research project, Dr Jessica Woodhams and Dr Amy Burrell were invited to the 2nd National Conference for Forensic Science (10-13 February 2014) to present on the linking of crimes using modus operandi.
Date:
04/03/2014
US ambassador visits the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics
US ambassador visits the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics
Description
Matthew Barzun, the US ambassador to UK, visited the centre for Computational Neuroscience and Cognitive Robotics on 6 February 2014.During his visit, Uta Noppeney, CNCR co-director, described the centre's philosophy, research directions, international collaborations and the associated CNCR MSc program.
Date:
04/03/2014
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship won for studying multisensory integration
Description
Dr Johanna Zumer (pictured right) and Professor Uta Noppeney (pictured left) have succeeded in obtaining 2 years of funding through the EU Marie Curie IEF to carry out novel investigations to understand the neural basis of deciding when multisensory signals should be integrated versus segregated.
Date:
28/02/2014
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